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News Release
 
02/18/14

Seven Peru State students selected for Nebraska’s Intercollegiate Honor Band

Free public concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 7 at UNL’s Kimball Recital Hall

 

 

(Peru, Neb.) Seven Peru State College students have been selected to be part of the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association Intercollegiate Honor Band.

Following two days of rehearsals, the Intercollegiate Honor Band will perform a free public concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 7 at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s Kimball Recital Hall.

Honor Band delegates were selected from private and public colleges and universities throughout the state. Peru State’s delegates are listed below along with their year, major, hometown and instrument. 

  • Emily Engels, a junior undeclared major from Beatrice - Tenor Saxophone
  • William Gleason, a junior music business marketing major from Lincoln - Trumpet
  • Thomas Horky, - a history major from Fairbury - Percussion
  • Yusheng Li, a junior music performance and business marketing major from Shenyang, China – Clarinet
  • Jill Petersen, a senior K-12 vocal/instrumental music major from North Platte - Baritone Saxophone
  • Jeremy Rudder, a senior history, musical performance and K-12 vocal/instrumental music major from White Cloud, Kan. - Trombone
  • Lowgaen Schmidt, a music, musical performance and K-12 vocal/instrumental music major from Louisville - French Horn

Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Band Director Dr. Patrick Fortney said, “The Peru State students selected for the Intercollegiate Honor Band are among the most hard working and talented musicians in the state. We are proud of their achievements and look forward to hearing more from them in the years to come.”

The guest conductor is Dr. Dennis Johnson, director of bands and orchestras and associate professor of music at Murray State University in Murray, Ky.

The concert will feature the following works: Liberty Fanfare (Williams/Curnow), The Sun Will Rise Again (Sparke), Armenian Dances (Reed), Ye Banks and Braes O’Bonnie Doon (Grainger) and Dance of the Jesters (Tschaikovsky/Cramer).

For more information, visit http://www.nsbma.org/ or contact Fortney at 402-872-2237 or pfortney@peru.edu.